Business News of Monday, 17 September 2018
Source: Anthony Sedzro
RMG Ghana Limited, a major importer of agriculture hybrid seeds in Ghana is set to showcase its high quality seeds at the upcoming Pre-harvest Exhibition and Conference scheduled to take place at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, Tamale from the 3rd to 5th of October, 20118.
The high yielding hybrid seeds which are mostly maize and rice have been in use by many farmers mostly in the three Northern regions, Brong-Ahafo, Afram Plains, Volta region and other parts of the country over a period of time now. The hybrid maize seed varieties namely, Pannar, Pionner and Lake 601 have also been adopted for government’s flagship ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ programme and commercial farmers.
Kenneth Nii-Addy, Chief Technical Officer of RMG said the company has over the years developed concrete solutions to agriculture and farmer challenges across the globe. “We want our farmers to know more about our seeds and how they can derive maximum benefits from it.
For this reason, we shall be engaging them in activities during our interaction with them at the Pre-harvest event through which practical solutions would be found to their challenges” He said.
Enumerating other business activities of the company, its Marketing Manager, Dela Nyarko, said RMG, imports agro inputs such as insecticides, fungicides and herbicides as well as spraying machines and fertilizers.
“We also provide technical and agronomic training for farmers across the country, working with farmer associations such as Masara Maize farmers and commercial farms .
A significant breakthrough RMG has made recently according to Mr. Addy is its success in finding a solution to the fall army worm invasion which threatened the food security of the entire nation some months back.
“RMG is pleased to say that our new insecticide called ‘Belt Expert’ is an effective solution in controlling and eradicating fall army worm on our maize farms. He said, “This must come as a big relief for our maize farmers.”. He concluded.
RMG has been in existence in Ghana for over three years, providing solutions to famer challenges in the country, with all its products offered to the farmer sourced from Research and Development intensive manufacturers across the globe.